I really don’t care about PageRank. What I do care about is the manner in which Google handles penalties.
What I do care about is the fact that three months after cleaning house, and removing text link selling, and submitting multiple re-inclusion requests, and getting ZERO response from Google, we’re still being penalized.
Quite frankly, it’s disgusting.
Openness, Google? Look at yourself before you start pointing fingers.
I have had a real tough time with Google over the years and used to get extremely upset with them but eventually, with the help of a good friend, I started to focus more on social networking and I try to keep Google out of my mind.
We may have missed something, but my complain is against Google’s lack of communication in that regard. We’re in the dark.
You need to read this, especially the comments. You very likely missed something.
The 125×125 ads still pass PR as far as I can see.